Archive for the ‘Assistive Technology’ Category

WELCOME TO ACCOMMODATION CENTRAL

If you’re an educator trying to decipher all of your students’ accommodations and wondering what specifically they mean and if they’re really even effective, then you’ll really appreciate this new website designed with your needs in mind.  Welcome to Accommodation Central….. Accommodation Central (www.acentral.education) is your ONE online stop for current information on supports for […]

Beat the Heat Pre-Conference Sessions

Beat the Heat 2016 Pre-Conference, June 29, 2016 We have gathered a stellar group of national presenters for our pre-conference! Mindy Ely, EL VISTA Project Coordinator, Illinois State University Mike Mueller, PhD, BCBA-D, Founder, Southern Behavioral Groups Bobbie Gallagher, Founder, Autism Center for Educational Services Vickie Mitchell, Consultant, Mitchell-Panter Consulting, LLC Rob Pennington, PhD, BCBA-D, […]

Beat the Heat 2016: Registration Is… Oopen!

Registration is open with 3 registration options available! ESC Region 13’s Beat the Heat is a three-day professional development opportunity for educators who work with children 3-5 and children with significant disabilities ages 6-21. Pre-Conference: Wednesday, June 29, 2016.  Back by popular demand this day provides day-long, in-depth learning opportunities at a more advanced level […]

Announcing Beat the Heat 2016 Keynote Speakers: Kristin Neff, Sarah Barnes & Jesse Trocino!

We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers for Beat the Heat 2016. Thursday, June 30 Dr. Kristin Neff  – The Science of Self-Compassion Be good to yourself!  Dr. Kristin Neff  will discuss self-compassion.  Learn practical strategies for maintaining emotional well-being in a stressful work environment.   Find out more about Dr. Neff on her Self-Compassion […]

Wrapping up the details for Beat the Heat 2016

We are wrapping up the details for Beat the Heat 2016! Save the dates: June 29- July 1, 2016! Registration will be available soon. ESC Region 13’s Beat the Heat is a three-day professional development opportunity for teachers, paraeducators, and others who work with children ages 3-5 and students with significant disabilities ages 6-21. Beat the […]

STAAR A Practice Sets are Posted for March Testing

Email from TEA’s Justin Porter regarding STAAR A Online Practice Tests. Colleagues, Over the last two weeks we have posted practice tests to the STAAR Online Testing Platform (SOTP) as they have become available. As of late last night, all practice tests associated with the March test administrations have been posted as well as a […]

STAAR A Tutorials are now posted

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) online tutorials are now available through the STAAR Online Testing Platform. The STAAR practice tests will be released in the next few weeks as they become available. The tutorials and practice tests are designed to provide opportunities for students and staff to familiarize themselves with the […]

Are you wondering how to effectively choose and use accommodations for students with disabilities?

Then come to Accommodations Central workshop on December 1, 2015! In this workshop you will acquire tools to implement a five step accommodation process that includes selection, administration, and evaluation of accommodations in the classroom. You will also learn how to link appropriate classroom accommodations to appropriate testing accommodations. Region 13 Specialists will provide updated information […]

State Assessment for Students with Disabilities 15-16 Update Highlights

Thursday 9.17.15  the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Student Assessment staff shared updates regarding STAAR assessments for students with disabilities.  Though STAAR and STAAR A are moving from Pearson to ETS, there will not be major changes for any assessment this year. Accommodations for STAAR The accommodations triangle from previous years has only a few clarification changes.  The […]

Resource to pass along to parents

Have you discovered the website understood.org yet? This website is designed for parents of a child with learning and attention issues. The website has great resources for anyone wanting to know more about learning disabilities and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. For example, it can take you through simulations of these different disabilities, helping parents […]

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